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http://abc.go.com/primetime/kingdomhospital/index.html

The giant Aardvark really freaked me out!!!

I haven't read the book. So far, the show is very strange! I think I like it! The actors are good. I am not sure I am up to watching it for the next 12 weeks...........we will see......

anyone else watch it??


Weird how you can hear everyone's thoughts, right down to the bird or the dog.....
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it sounds like a knockoff of Lars von Trier's classic "The Kingdom"...?
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wanted to watch it because I love Andrew McCarthey... but had chemo and slept through it all (plus tivo was recording Angel at the time). Ah well.
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sorry to hear about the chemo......maybe it wil re-run....
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Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital is the haunting new 15-hour drama series created directly for television by the award-winning, bestselling master of horror. Using Lars Von Trier's Danish miniseries Riget (a.k.a. The Kingdom) as a point of inspiration, King tells the terrifying story of The Kingdom, a hospital with a bizarre population that includes a nearly blind security guard, a nurse who regularly faints at the sight of blood and a paraplegic artist whose recovery is a step beyond miraculous. When patients and staff hear the tortured voice of a little girl crying through the halls, they are dismissive of any suggestion of mysticism or unseen powers … but at their own peril.
I just assumed it was from one of his novels!!!!DUH!!!!!
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I tried to watch.
My tele is upstairs in our attic bedroom and I got too scared.
The older I get the wimpier I get.
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the original is the freakiest thing i've ever seen on tv, outside of the better Twin Peaks episodes.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0108906/

but...when did stephen king turn into a hack "interpreting" other people's work???
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Didn't it also come from another woman's book? Eleanor Druse?

I am confused. I saw it last night and it creeped me out, but we will probably watch it.

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Thanks for the link! Dado! I LOVED Twin Peaks! Would like to try to get a copy of it!

I will continue to try to watch it.


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Yes! That really surprises me too!!
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when did stephen king turn into a hack "interpreting" other people's work???
Maybe when he decided to "retire"? :LOL His web site says he's not retired, but I remember seeing him on TV saying he wasn't going to write novels anymore, so who knows.

I watched it and I thought it was good. I can't wait to see next week's show........IF I can remember it's on. :
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Adina, Eleanor Druse is the name of the "healer" character in the show. King did the same thing with Rose Red- there was a book "written" by one of the fictional characters.
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O.K. it is on tonight again, who is going to watch it tonight?
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Good thing I just saw this thread or I would have forgotten!
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I watched it last night with my 3 teens. I liked it. I liked the vampire offering ice cream! Cool. It does remind me of Twin Peaks, but more pop, being King. Dd caught a ref to Salems Lot which she read recently, the Ice Cream Man. I caught a ref to the NA guy in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Chief Broom I think he was called?

Last week I didn't know when it was going to be on.

I like the Druse character. She is interesting, being in touch with the spirits and wanting to figure it out. Lots of interesting characters in general.
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